Everyone knows we love travelling and have been lucky enough to see our fair share of Australia already. Generally we tend to travel by ourselves, but one of our friends, Vic Widman of Great Divide Tours, has teamed up with Charity Car Events to run an outback 4WD rally to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. We realise we are very fortunate to live the life we do and we therefore like to give a little back to others who may be struggling in life. When we heard about this event, we decided this was something we would love to be part of.
Did you know that 3,300 men die from prostate cancer each year in Australia, that’s 9 men each and every day. And 20,000 Australian men a year receive a new diagnosis.
Cancer is one of those horrible diseases that has affected nearly every one of us at one stage or another, even personally we have been affected so if we can do just a small bit to help raise money for any type of cancer research we are happy with that.
On Sunday 30 July 2017 a group of 4WD enthusiasts will start a 7 day convoy from Cobar in Far Western NSW and over the next week we will travel to Tibooburra, Innamincka, Birdsville, Maree, Flinders Ranges and finally finishing up in Broken Hill. The trip will also include a day trip in to the Simpson Desert to tackle the iconic ‘Big Red’. At 30 meters high, this is the biggest sand dune in the Simpson Desert. We tackled Big Red years ago in our old Prado, so will be great to take the new one out there as well.
We have been lucky enough to visit all of these places before, but always happy to head back again! The most exciting part is that this time we will be able to step foot inside the Birdsville Hotel! Our last visit to Birdsville was just prior to the Birdsville Races and we couldn’t even get near the pub, let alone get inside!
Big Red, Simpson Desert
It looks like a great trip and a great way to see a little of outback Australia, so if anyone is interested in joining the rally, click here to read all about it.
Now this is the important part, if anyone would like to donate, please click on the link above. The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and us would be grateful for any donations, large or small.
All donations go directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and of course all donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
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